berlin

Despite being ridiculously tempted to visit one of our previous holiday destinations, we decided to head to an all-new one over the summer. I keep a list of places I want to visit (yeah, I’m list-crazy) and after some thinking we decided on a city trip to Berlin. We just moved into our new home, so we definitely wanted to spend part of our vacation at home. The long-stay destinations were out of the question and since both the hubby and I haven’t visited Berlin yet, we quickly made a decision.

I booked a room at The Weinmeister (thank you, Petite Passport, for being my online travel guide) and we’re flying Brussels Airlines (for the first time as well!). Now I still have to figure out what to visit, where to shop and more importantly where to eat. So, if you happen to have any suggestions, I’ll gladly take note of them in my very fancy Moleskine (because I’m just old-fashioned like that, too).

Danke schön!

2 replys to berlin

  1. Well, welcome to Berlin then!

    Shopping opportunities are endless. The most famous, but also slightly expensive “mall” is KaDeWe. I have been there once, and that was ages ago. But it seems to attract tourists. 😉 Also, I love hanging out at Alexa which is at Alexanderplatz (there you can also find the TV Tower which you can visit, but you need to be patient as the place is usually busy). However, Alexa has lots of nice shops of various kinds. 🙂 And of course Ku’damm which used to be “THE” shopping street here.

    I’d recommend “East Side Gallery” for a visit, it is an approximately 1km long part of the original Berlin wall which has been painted with colourful, interesting and thought-provoking images by various artists. I’ve been there with a friend of mine recently, and she was really impressed with it.
    Other “top sights” are of course Reichstag (however, if you want to go inside and explore the famous “Kuppel”, you need to book in advance, they only let people in who have a reservation!), the whole Regierungsviertel (which is even more impressive if you go on a boat tour), Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt (one of the most beautiful squares in the whole city and country! Maybe even Europe …), Nikolaiviertel (which is the oldest part of the city), the Zoo (or Tierpark which is in the eastern part of the city), several parks, … Well, if you need further info, tips, or maybe even a city guide, you know where to find me. 😉 (I’ll be gone for a couple of days in early July, though.)

    Enjoy your trip!

  2. Well, welcome to Berlin then!

    Shopping opportunities are endless. The most famous, but also slightly expensive “mall” is KaDeWe. I have been there once, and that was ages ago. But it seems to attract tourists. 😉 Also, I love hanging out at Alexa which is at Alexanderplatz (there you can also find the TV Tower which you can visit, but you need to be patient as the place is usually busy). However, Alexa has lots of nice shops of various kinds. 🙂 And of course Ku’damm which used to be “THE” shopping street here.

    I’d recommend “East Side Gallery” for a visit, it is an approximately 1km long part of the original Berlin wall which has been painted with colourful, interesting and thought-provoking images by various artists. I’ve been there with a friend of mine recently, and she was really impressed with it.
    Other “top sights” are of course Reichstag (however, if you want to go inside and explore the famous “Kuppel”, you need to book in advance, they only let people in who have a reservation!), the whole Regierungsviertel (which is even more impressive if you go on a boat tour), Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt (one of the most beautiful squares in the whole city and country! Maybe even Europe …), Nikolaiviertel (which is the oldest part of the city), the Zoo (or Tierpark which is in the eastern part of the city), several parks, … Well, if you need further info, tips, or maybe even a city guide, you know where to find me. 😉 (I’ll be gone for a couple of days in early July, though.)

    Enjoy your trip!

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